corn stover, urea, methionine, leucine, isovaleric acid
Two-stage in vitro fermentation was used to evaluate the amino acids methionine and leucine and a branched chain volatile fatty acid, isovaleric acid, as potential additives to a grain-urea supplement for cattle consuming corn stover. Dry matter and fiber digestibility were higher for the husks and leaves than the stalk portion of the corn plant. Providing urea as a source of nitrogen improved dry matter and fiber digestibility. There were no improvements in digestibility or fermentation rate with addition of the amino acids or volatile fatty acid evaluated
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Johnson, B. J.; Momont, P. A.; and Pruitt, R. J., "Effect of Methionine, Leucine and Isovaleric Acid on In Vitro Digestibility of Corn Stover" (1989). South Dakota Beef Report, 1989. 11.